This is my go-to comfort sauce: a simple garlic and oil with a little kick. This tastes even better the next day.
MAKE ABOUT 1 CUP (ENOUGH FOR 1 LB PASTA)
MAKE THE SAUCE
1 CUP EV olive oil
4-5 cloves garlic, chopped
1 tsp fine salt
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
1 TB parsley, chopped
Gently heat oil. To test if oil is ready, add a piece or two of the garlic, it should sizzle softly and immediately. Cook on low flame for 5 min, till garlic is slightly brown. Strain into heatproof container. Stir in the salt, pepper flakes and parsley.
This recipe is part of our pasta buffet. See more recipes for throwing a laid-back affair in 11 Comfort Pasta